Have you been dreaming of a great vacation but you’re single and you don’t want to pay pricey single supplements? You might be amazed at how many touring companies are now offering vacations aimed at solo travelers, with no single supplement fees. Here are just a few you might want to check out.
Exodus Travels offers more than 100 countries for their tours and never charges a single supplement, plus on some tours, they offer single rooms for as low as $10 a night. They specialize in self-guided cycling, hiking, wildlife and cultural tours, plus you’ll receive $100 off right now for travel through the end of 2017 if you book before July 20 with a special code: SoloSavingsJust4You. the discount is courtesy of a wonderful site and newsletter called Solo Traveler, which is a worthwhile subscription to keep up-to-date on all the latest deals for traveling on your own.
Another tour company that caters to single travelers is Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT.) They keep their group sizes down to approximately 10-16 travelers for land tours and 14-to-25 for small ships, with destinations as exotic as Iceland, India, Botswana, Machu Picchu, Galapagos, and a classic European trip to Italy. You’ll likely run into a lot of other people traveling solo, as up to 40 percent of their tours are comprised of other lone wolves. That’s a good thing, but also means that the solo spaces can sell out really quickly, so visit their website to browse their tours and see which one you want to book for your next vacation.
Solo Traveler has also sweet talked Osiris Tours into a special deal to waive any kind of single supplement fees for guided and custom tours. This company specializes in Egypt and the Middle East and loves to take their clients on a trip through exotic history, culture, and art. Ride a camel through the Great Pyramids at sunset or take a private tour of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Perhaps you might want to take a luxury cruise down the Nile — you choose the sites you want to see and how you want to see them with these custom tours.
Not only do they offer Egypt, but trips to places like Morocco are available as well. You can visit the legendary Casablanca, the markets of Marrakesh, and see the Sahara desert. Or see the whirling dervishes in Turkey, if you want to go exotic, Osiris can get you there with no extra fees for traveling solo.
Walking and trekking tours really cater to the solo traveler, such as SoloTrekker4U.com. They boast one-stop shopping for all your solo vacation needs and offer more than trekking tours, such as an all-inclusive Rhine cruise starting at only $2,058, plus airfare and port tax. They’ll also help you book four and five-star luxury hotels in exotic places like Greece or keep you here at home with their whitewater adventure in Utah.
If you really have your heart set on Europe, Explore specializes in walking trips in Europe, featuring tours like “Trails of Hidden Tuscany,” “Walks and Wine Tasting in Spain and Portugal,” and stroll among castles with their “French Pyrenees to Carcassonne” tour.
Another great European walking tour option is The Blue Walk, which offers what they call the “meditative” experience walking along bodies of water and bonding with new friends who are also traveling solo. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon during a trip to England or perhaps you’d like to walk along the French Riviera, visiting Nice, Cannes, and other quaint French towns you’ve always dreamed of visiting.
They do charge a small single supplement, but if you mention solotravelerblog.com, they’ll give you a 50 percent discount off that supplement, and be sure to subscribe to that Solo Traveler newsletter to thank them.
Being single doesn’t mean you can’t have an exotic vacation without paying huge supplement fees, and you may be surprised at how many other solo travelers you meet on the road.
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